Top 10 Easy Things That Will Keep Your Car Running Forever

7. Get ready, it’s going to burn oil

Old engines like this rotary found in a Mazda RX-7 will burn oil
Old engines like this rotary found in a Mazda RX-7 will burn oil. | Mazda via Facebook

Old engines burn oil — they just do. What’s important is to keep an eye on it, watch for any leaks (lower-engine leaks could mean old gaskets, upper-engine could mean head gasket troubles), and make sure to keep it topped off with high-quality oil. This is one of those things that may seem like a big deal but can be managed safely and responsibly.

8. Invest in the best wheels, tires, and brakes

New tires for sale at a tire store
New tires for sale at a tire store. |

We’ve all been there before: You ran over something on the highway and you shredded a tire. Now you need new ones, and you really don’t feel like spending hundreds of dollars on the best. But going cheap on things like that could cost you more further down the line. Tires are one of the most important parts of a car. They’re the only things connecting you to the road and are supposed to be able to keep you safe even in the worst driving conditions. Cheap tires can wear faster, or unevenly, throwing your car’s suspension out of whack and causing wear-and-tear on vital components. This rule also applies to replaceable things like wheels and brakes. If you love your car, pay a little more and get the best. It could even save you money over the long haul.

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